Parents' Guide to

The Little Prince

By Polly M. Robertus, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Tender fable may appeal more to adults than kids.

Movie NR 1974 88 minutes
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THE LITTLE PRINCE does a very effective job of translating Antoine de Saint-Exupery's thoughtful and tender fable to the screen -- but tune out the forgettable Lerner and Loewe tunes. Older children are more likely to enjoy this parable, which may prove baffling or disturbing to the younger children to whom it would seem targeted, based on the age of the Little Prince. Nostalgia for childhood, after all, is an unlikely theme to appeal to children.

It's somewhat slow moving, even without the brief songs, but the visuals are imaginative and the performances excellent. Steven Warner makes an ideal Little Prince in appearance and actions, but his British accent and slight lisp may be hard for children to understand. Bob Fosse and Gene Wilder add some pep. The sad and sweet ending, in which the Pilot, aloft again, hears the Little Prince's laughter in the stars, may not compensate for the upsetting death of the Prince, the scene of his death may be very upsetting to young viewers. Quiet pacing of the story belies its complexity, but this is generally a fine and tender film. Those who give it a chance will find its wisdom moving and strangely unforgettable.

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